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Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2009 1:56 AM (in response to Jim Putnam)iCal is a fix and important part of my life. I synchronize calendars with my iphone and iPod and I use it together with a Getting-Things-Done-App.
Now what i really miss at least is an optional view for months and for years. I know there is month view, but only with horizontal rows. This is not consequent, because day and week-view are vertical columns.
So i wish there would be 4-5 columns from left to right for months.
And 12 columns from left to right for a year. More important than a view like this in iCal itself would the opportunity to print the monthly view in that way. So i would be able to print 12 DINA4-papers and put them together afterwards.
Purpose: Yearly overview for holidays, jobs, projects, time limits, etc.
Would be very pleased if Apple could help me.
Best regardsMacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iPhone, iMac
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2009 1:01 PM (in response to Jim Putnam)I'm very frustrating of using iCal for planning. I'd assume that the core of Mac users are freelancers, individuals and small businesses. The most basic function of anyone using a computer for something more than playing games is to schedule ones time. iCal has never come close to Microsoft Outlook.
Do I need to install Windows and use Microsoft Outlook to make efficient use of my time as freelancer?
Maybe I should sell my Mac and buy a PC????
HELLLOO - somebody there at Apple!!!!!!!
ANYBODY!!! HHHEEELLLLOOOOOOOOG5 Quad and MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2009 11:24 AM (in response to Jim Putnam)Apple please Address this...
To run and plan for any business using an "Apple" computer we need a "year-at-a-glance" view in iCal.
I have been running businesses on Mac since 1995. I would be happy to be part of a test/focus group of mac business users to provide you and your planners/designers much needed input.
In the mean time please make year at a glance in iCal a top priority. It seems that Apple right now is the only one who has not noticed this feature is missing.
All the best,
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2010 10:55 AM (in response to Jim Putnam)This is by far the most frustrating aspect of iCal. Apple seems to work in annual planning cycles: iphone to iphone, mac pro to mac pro etc.
Here is some news for Apple.......SO DO THE REST OF US.
Apple please get a grip, please lift iCal into the 21st century; give us the year view option, for heavens sake.iMac 24/Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Duo Core
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2010 9:11 AM (in response to Bruce Robbie)Same request for me.
If you know a dev around you, just ask to him to developp a small app that show all iCal in year view. I think it's not so complicated. Even in AppleScript. No ?MacBookPro 17" 2.33GHz with 3GB of RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2010 8:16 AM (in response to Bruce Robbie)Agreed, I could sure use a year in review right now as I do my taxes.Intel iMac 24 - G5 iMac 20 - PB G4 17 - B&W G3 - imac rev b. - Athlon 3Ghz PC, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPod Touch 1st Gen, iPhone 3Gs
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2010 5:46 PM (in response to Jim Putnam)YES PLEASE!!! Year at a glance!!!
I have to say, I am an Apple nut... I buy all the newest stuff, and buy into all their marketing; and I think they make great products.
That being said, I really dislike how the company seems to ignore the wants/needs of those of us that buy their products. Let me give a couple examples:
iPhone comes out without MMS capabilities, despite the face that ALL other smartphones had it and most people still use it, Apple thought it was a dying technology so they opted not to include it... After 2 years, they seemed to condescend to release it.
Next: Apple refuses to allow Flash support on iPhones and iPads. Why? Because Steve Jobs thinks it is a CPU hog and slows down performance... perhaps that is true. But GIVE US THE OPTION!!! let us turn it on and off!!! How can you call the iPad the "best internet experience" when you can't view content on a large percentage of websites... Perhaps Flash is on its way out, but the fact remains that we need it now.
I wouldn't be surprised if Apple thinks it is an inefficient way to do planning to use a year at a glance so they exclude it.
Sorry for the Rant!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2010 10:06 AM (in response to John Zalewski)AFter years of happily using Now Up-to-Date I am looking for a new calendar, since the Now company has closed shop. Now was very full-featured, so I wasn't thinking I could get that same functionality. But the VERY FIRST THING I noticed about iCal was . . . no year-at-a-glance view option. That's absurd. My search continues.IMac 3.06 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2010 12:49 PM (in response to Peter Goodman)Well once used a Psion 5 it was well 12 years ago and IT HAD a year view in its calendar... now the iPhone does all i used to do with my old pda + a way more but; I still really miss once of the most important features it had A YAER VIEW/PLANNER... Please Apple is 2 years we are here begging for this (btw have been begging the same with google and got a sort of year view, not yet what i really want but at least they moved)... maybe it is included in the new iOS4 and if not you have till the end of june to patch it inMacMini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2010 7:53 AM (in response to Don_McCracken)No point in using ICal, or Outlook for that matter. Is too late for me already, I need an alternative now. Anyone knows any good replacement for ical with year view?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2010 8:53 AM (in response to Jim Putnam)in most of the cases apple don't listen to the costumer.
i'm new in mac dev but i'll try program a year view in ical. there are some great ideas how this year view could look like. imagine a year view with an aperture like lens for detail view. or a swipe throw the months.MacPro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)